A Cure for the Common Craig

A Cure for the Common Craig

A horror, trash, sci-fi, action podcast. The Common Craig, his wife, Nicole, and other contributors, discuss genre movies with their own brand of whimsical wit. Join them as they withstand the lengthy horrors of segments like the FOCUS OF FEAR! They decide whether a movie survives to live on in their collection, or meets a grisly demise in AMASS OR MURDER! Their bloodlust demands that an anthology movie does battle with itself, in the ANTHOLOGY DEATHMATCH! Will these depraved despots ever release and discuss their captives from the DUNGEON OF DIRECTORS? Or are they too busy carving up someone's career in another ACTOR AUTOPSY? The only way to find out, is to listen! Allow this to be YOUR cure, as well.

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July 15, 2021 98 min

Hammer fanatics, get ready! Because the Summer of Hammer is here to seduce you, with a pair of creature features! Oliver Reed uses his charm, and a typical passionate performance, to win our hearts. Despite the fact that he would prefer to eat us. The full moon will have you howling for this early Hammer classic, Hammer's only feature film foray into werewolf lore. It's The Curse of the Werewolf (1961)! And then from there,...

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The Summer of Hammer continues and it's time for adventure! Wait. Adventure? Hammer did so much more than just horror! First, travel back to the dawn of time, where the dangers of giant iguanas, turtles and bathing are ever present! Well, probably not enough bathing. It's One Million Years B.C. (1966)! And then from there, set a course for adventure, your mind on a new romance, as you drift into the Sargasso Sea, with kille...

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The Summer of Hammer begins! The legendary British studio receives the multi-episode treatment that it truly deserves. First up, Hammer calls in a favor from Hong Kong, as the Shaw Brothers lend their kung-fu expertise, in a martial arts/horror spectacular! The seven brothers, and their one sister, do battle with the lord of all vampires, Dracula! Oh, and seven other vampires. That's right, it's The Legend of the 7 Golden V...

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When a pair of New Yorkers create a British production studio, you get Amicus! Generally considered to be the primary rival of Hammer Films, as far as British horror output, in the 1960s and 70s. And if Amicus were the masters of one thing, it was the horror anthology film. We've chosen three of their anthology classics to square off, head-to-head, in our Anthology Deathmatch format! First up, with stories based on those featur...

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It's the Common Craig's birthday! And it's our 50th episode! What a wonderful time for an 80s Italian splatterfest! First up, be very cautious when accepting free passes to a movie theater. You might end up with a bunch of random people who start turning into demons. Then they'll start getting blood, green goo and pus all over you. Demons (1985) is generally not a pretty sight. And if you live in a large apartment c...

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Is it still halfway to Halloween? Eh, it's close enough. It's time for our Halfway to Halloween special! Which will hopefully be the first in a series of annual episodes covering the Halloween series. Because, you know, October is already loaded with the annual A-Z of Horror Festival. We're kind of busy. But this time of year is ripe for an annual tradition! So, believe it or not, we're going to kick things off with...

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April 18, 2021 117 min

Time to cleanse your palate of all that horror! Grab your swords and sandals, call out to your animal allies and get ready to cut some choice dinosaur meats! First up, Perseus must find a way to become the Gorgon slayer, or the Princess Andromeda will be served up as fish food for the Kraken, in Clash of the Titans (1981)! A complete lunatic, and his trio of witches, are out to sacrifice the children of the local townspeople to the...

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Muwahahahaha! And you thought that last episode was long. We hope that the conclusion was worth the wait! This one should keep you busy for a while. It's a marathon of an episode, featuring discussions of some of the greatest horror films of all time, including the Common Craig's personal favorite! The 1970s deserve it. These movies deserve it. And you, the listener, you deserve it.

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It has been longer than usual since the last episode was released, but what we have for you now is an absolute epic. And it's only part one! Join us, as we select one winning horror movie from each of the first five years of the 1970s. We'll be discussing some true classics of the genre, while also revisiting a few favorites. And then from there, the Common Craig obviously cannot resist discussing the runners-up, as well! M...

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February 14, 2021 82 min

Happy Valentine's Day, listeners! This date marks the 90th anniversary of Universal Pictures release of Dracula from 1931, starring Bela Lugosi. Join us in celebrating not only a legendary horror film and performance, but also a classic piece of cinema history.

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A different kind of TITLE VERSUS TITLE! An original squares off against a dreaded remake. We bring to you, the listener, two tales of family strife, troubled daughters and cursed videotapes. Are you Team Sadako or Team Samara? Do you prefer volcanos? Or perhaps a lack of horses is more desirable? We'll cover each film and discuss some of the differences, along with our personal preferences. And then from there, decide the victo...

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We return to the Vestron Video Collector's Series, as we venture into the Waxwork (1988)! Twice. Kind of. But not really. Because despite being a sequel, Waxwork II: Lost in Time (1992), has nothing to do with any waxworks, at all. Well, you'll hear what I'm talking about. Featuring the superb acting talents and rollicking adventures of Zach Galligan and other thespians of the utmost quality! Okay, I'm having a litt...

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We debut the Crypt of Creators, by snatching Herbert George right out of his time travelling adventures! We begin by discussing adaptations of two of his most famous works. First up, the Martian invasion is a go! Orson Welles causes a stir and PERHAPS mass hysteria, in his radio adaptation of one of H.G.'s most celebrated pieces of science fiction, when a cylindrical ship crashes in Grovers Mill, New Jersey in 1938. Then, those...

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December 16, 2020 105 min

Maybe it doesn't quite feel like it this year, but it IS that time of year! Get ready for another dose of HO-HO-HOLIDAY HORROR! First, we have a kid who has such a strong desire to touch his babysitter's boob, that he comes up with a home invasion scheme that takes some unexpected twists in Better Watch Out (2016). Then, we run across little creatures that multiply when you throw water on them! But snow is fine and not wate...

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November 29, 2020 86 min

Nicole must have gotten really tired of all of the horror in October. She decided on a trio of female-led action movies for this episode. We have Franka Potente as Lola, running. Always running. And somehow managing to "reset" certain undesirable results, in Run Lola Run (1998). Saoirse Ronan as Hanna (2011), trying to figure out how to be a "normal" child, after living life in seclusion, training to become the perf...

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November 13, 2020 137 min

Look, I don't want to scare anyone, but I'm going to give it to you straight about Jason. While we may be covering Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter (1984), this may not actually BE the final chapter. Hey, when Paramount saw that money pouring in at the box office, you'd better believe that they were happy that they left the series open for another sequel. The Common Craig also shares a quick review of the recent Shout...

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The 16th Annual A-Z of Horror Festival concludes. We reveal festival entries T-Z, in this episode, The Final Chapter! Prepare yourselves for an Anthology Deathmatch, as a funeral director tells tales to a group of hoodlums, while he seems to be luring them into the depths of the funeral parlor. Then, Roger Corman delivers what MUST be the source of inspiration, and yes, a TRUE prequel to the Back to the Future trilogy. Okay, that&#...

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October 26, 2020 107 min

The 16th Annual A-Z of Horror Festival continues. We reveal festival entries N-S, in this episode, Part 3. Christopher Lee and Peter Cushing investigate bizarre happenings at an orphanage, where the trustees, and perhaps even the children, seem to be up to something nefarious. A movie becomes an odd promotional vehicle for Hasbro, despite the fact that the item used in the movie is essentially a gateway to speak to the dead, which ...

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October 18, 2020 119 min

The 16th Annual A-Z of Horror Festival continues. We reveal festival entries I-M, in this episode, Part 2. I must have been really hungry when preparing this portion of the festival. We start things off with a group of would-be Satanists, consuming a particularly unhealthy portion of rabies-laced meat pies. Teenage boys find themselves being devoured by, arguably, the hottest girl in school. Environmentalists, on a crusade to thwar...

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The Summer of Clive is in hell and it will NOT stay dead! Join us for some happy, good times, watch along fun with Clive Barker's Hellraiser (1987)! Sync up the episode while you watch Hellraiser and it will be like we're sitting right THERE on the couch with you! Annoying you with random facts and details! And plenty of inane reactions, I'm sure. What could be better than watching a movie with the Common Craig and Nico...

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